I want to share something with you.
In a period of contemplation these last few weeks, I realised that around 93% of the work I am doing or have been booked in for in 2024 is for free. I found this ironic as I vocally champion people asserting boundaries in their lives and asking for what they want in their career, yet I wasn’t doing this for myself.
Whilst I love being part of advancing our industry and will always take part in projects that align with my values, it is important for me to be responsible in taking care of myself. Therefore I am going to be more discerning about saying yes to unpaid requests to hosting, speaking, presenting and projects.
This time of contemplation (many long walks) gave me some ideas about how I can be of service in this industry in a win-win situation. One thing I feel passionate about is being a bridge between research and industry, between self authority and practical application and lowering the barrier to knowledge that will help event professionals feel better in themselves and anyone who plans events to be able to deliver them safely.
With that in mind, I will begin offering some of the following services (throw sh*t at wall) and see if they will be of use to the industry (see what sticks).
- Recorded lecture: UK Law for Events (Crowd Safety & Zone Ex)
- On Demand Pilates: 6 Class Beginner Pilates Mat Course
- Vlog: Saying no & establishing boundaries (membership only)
- One-to-one calls you can book with me
- Monthly membership which includes:
- Comment on posts
- Support my work
The following services in the pipeline are based on what I have been told would be helpful to you - Services will be developed in response to demand.
- Monthly lectures and classes that may include some of the following themes:
- Crowd Safety
- Zone Ex
- Event Transport
- Planning events
- What to look for in a crowd management plan
- Working with stakeholders/teams
- Self Authority
- Wellbeing and boundaries
- Staying in self authority when working events
- Self care when working events
- On demand Pilates
If live classes and recorded lectures go well then I may add new tiers to the membership to include:
- Bronze tier
- Discount to live classes
- Access to all recorded lectures and classes
- Access to all On Demand Pilates
- Silver tier
- Monthly one-to-one calls
Supporting the industry
I will continue to write articles (latest is Post-Pandemic Crowd Behaviour and Taylor Swift), produce episodes for Safety Sistas (latest is an awe inspiring one with Emma Parkinson) and record free videos on youtube.
I look forward to continuing to support the events and crowd safety industry as best as I can, whilst taking care of myself. That’s balance!
Thank you for being a subscriber on this journey with me. If you have any questions or thoughts, please reply to this email - even to say hello! I love hearing from you.
Wishing you a safe and successful 2024 ahead.